For over 130 years, Bulova has been producing high end, desirable timepieces. A leader in the industry, the Bulova name has become synonymous with quality and luxury. That is why antique Bulova watches are in demand along with modern models. Here are some of the most prized Bulova watch models.
The most well known of all Bulova watches, the Lone Eagle models debuted first in 1927 to commemorate Charles Lindbergh’s first transatlantic flight. Legend has it that Bulova sold 5,000 Lone Eagle watches within three days of Lindbergh’s successful flight. Whether that legend is true or not, early Lone Eagle watches are prized pieces in many watch collections.
Around 1950, Bulova entered into an exclusive contract with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the rights to use the words “Academy Award” and “Oscar” in their products. Soon after Bulova began producing the popular Academy Award model watches. Nearly 40 different models debuted over the years, and they are now a favorite with collectors.
Joseph Bulova Collection
Bulova continues to produce high quality, collectible watches. In early 2015, they released the Joseph Bulova Collection First Edition 24-Karat Gold Watch. Only 32 of these gorgeous timepieces exist and – with a suggested retail value of $42,000 – they remain the most expensive watch Bulova has ever produced. Read more about this extravagant watch at Pursuitist.
There is a watch for every profession and a Bulova might just be the right timepiece for you! Antique Bulova watches withstand their value over time with some of the most prized models going for well over their original value. If you own one of these prized antiques, you already know of the quality of a Bulova watch. Be sure to let us know the model in the comments below. We would love to hear about your stunning timepiece and the story behind it.